National park Krka
One of most common destinations that people visit when renting a car in Split is the national park Krka. It's situated 90km (route by highway) NW from Split. This route will cost you 33 kuna (4€) one way. You can easily reach the national park by taking the costal road from Split to Šibenik that is arround half hour longer than the highway but has better sinery and you don't have to pay tolls.
Ticket prices vary depending on the time of the year. The busiest time is from April to October with the exception of July and August beeing the busiest months and because of that prices are higher.
Ticket price for April, May, June, September and August goes for 110 kuna (15€) for adults and 80 kuna (11€) for children age 7 to 18.
Ticket price in July and August goes for 200 kuna (27€) for adults and 120 kuna (16€) for children age 7 to 18. During these months when visiting the park after 16h the price is reduced so it's 145 kuna (19€) for adults and 90 kuna (12€) for children age 7 to 18.
Children under age of 7 enter the park for free.
All prices include VAT 25%.
Krka national park is situated in central Dalmatia and was founded in 1985. It got it's name from the river Krka that flows through the national park which has seven waterfalls with a total altitude drop of 242m. The spring is located at the foothill of Dinara mountain. River is 75km long and it flows into the Mediteranian sea at the bay of Sibenik. The park spreads on 109 square km and has arround 700000 visitors through the whole year.
Over 80 different types of plants, 18 different types of fish, 222 types of birds and 18 species of bats call this national park home. Large number of the flora and fauna found in the park is endemic making Krka anatural landmark of highest category.
Krka offers several places of interest. Footpaths, sightseeing, boat trips, swimming, presentations, souvenir shops and restorants are some of things to do when visiting.
The three main attractions in the park are:
Skradinski buk – a natural pool with clear water combined with high waterfalls (17 of them) and cascades spreadnig 400 m in length and 100 m in width it's consideret one of the most beautiful calcium carbonate waterfalls in Europe.
Roški slap – is the sixt waterfall of Krka river got it's name from Rog fortress. It consists of several cascades filled with rich vegetation. The main waterfall is 15 m tall and it flows int Visovac lake.
Visovac – an island inside the national park first mentioned in 1345 as a gift from Louis I of Hungary to duke Budislav. Hundred years later in 1445 a Roman Chatolic Monestary was founded which still stands on the same place.
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